Jefferys, Thomas


Mayo Jefferys Sayers Chart of Barbados West-India Atlas


Barbadoes, Surveyed by William Mayo. Engraved and Improved by Thomas Jefferys Geographer to the King.


Fine antique British chart of the Island of Barbados in the Caribbean Sea. With two inset coastal elevation views of Barbados as seen from W.N.W. at a distance of 9 leagues (27 mi.) offshore and 7 leagues (21 mi.) offshore. Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles, in the Caribbean region of North America. After a survey by William Mayo. Sheet X.

The chart is from the scarce first issue of The West-India Atlas, 1775 by Sayer, the other issues being 1781, 1787, 1794, 1796, 1807, and 1818 published by Sayer and then later by Laurie and Whittle. (Online).

"The West-India Atlas: or, A Compendious Description of the West-Indies: illustrated with Forty Correct Charts and Maps, taken from Actual Surveys. Together with An Historical Account of the Several Countries and Islands which compose that part of the world. Their Discovery, Situation, Extent, Boundaries, Product, Trade, Inhabitants, Strength, Government, Religion, &c."

Authors: William Mayo, Thomas Jefferys. Publishers: Robert Sayer. Jefferys died in 1771; Sayer acquired Jefferys' materials in preparation for this atlas, and published the atlas posthumously under his name. Publisher's attribution reads: London, Printed for Robert Sayer, Map and Printseller Number 53 in Fleet Street as the act directs 20 February 1775.

CREATOR: Jefferys, Thomas



BODY OF WATER: Caribbean Sea

CONDITION: Very Good.  Clean and bright. Few repaired marginal tears and fold separation.

COLORING: Hand color.

ENGRAVER: Jefferys

SIZE: 24 " x 18 "




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